Making Reading a dementia friendly place to live
A collaboration between Age UK Berkshire and Reading Borough Council.
Dementia Friendly Reading
We are working with representatives from many local businesses, the local authority, emergency services, health care professionals, charities and volunteers to raise awareness and increase the range of services for people living with dementia and their carers. We engage and consult with people living with dementia as well as their carers, ensuring their voices guide our work and that loneliness and isolation are reduced.
We are committed to working together to make Reading truly dementia friendly.
A message from the Mayor of Reading
Dementia is a condition that affects more and more people and it’s vital that we understand the condition. Dementia affects the individual, and also their friends and family who have to learn how to care for their loved one. Dementia is a frightening condition, and that fear is made worse when we don’t understand or have the information we need, so it’s vital that we raise awareness to enable people to live well with dementia as much as possible.
It is also important to break the taboo around this, so our communities become dementia-aware and dementia-friendly. The individuals affected, their families and their carers benefit from this, and a dementia-friendly community is actually better for everyone. I recently renewed my dementia awareness training and I urge everyone in our great town to join in this movement to help make Reading dementia friendly.
Cllr Rachel Eden
Mayor of Reading
Dementia Friendly Reading members
We would love to hear from you! Give us a call on: 0118 959 4242 or send an email to: email@example.com and our team will get back to you.